Maternal Mortality

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Infant Mortality
Maternal Mortality

The Georgia Maternal Mortality Review Committee has completed its first year (2012) of case reviews and has released a report of its findings in June 2015. The inaugural MMRC report provides:

  • An overview of reviewed cases
  • Prenatal/Intrapartum factors associated with maternal mortality
  • Causes of pregnancy-related deaths
  • Opportunities for prevention
  • Recommendations

This initiative was a result of collaboration between the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), the Georgia Obstetric and Gynecological Society and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

The support of the Georgia General Assembly and Governor with the passage of SB 273 laid the foundation for this work by providing legal protections for committee members and the review process, ensuring confidentiality of the review process and providing the committee with the necessary authority to collect data for case review.

For more information on the Georgia MMRC or to learn how to get involved, contact: 

Georgia Department of Public Health
Maternal and Child Health Section
2 Peachtree Street, NW Atlanta, GA
(404) 657-2850

Page last updated 5/16/16

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